(Review) Trapped ★★★★★

Author: Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles
Genre: Urban Fantasy
290 pages

After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.

This review is of the audiobook version of Trapped. Once again Luke Daniels does a wonderful job narrating for The Iron Druid series. I especially love his voice for Oberon, the Irish wolfhound. So much happened in Trapped that I’m having a hard time thinking where to start. Like the synopsis says Granuaile has completed her druid training and only has the binding to the earth left before she is a full druid. This is the tattooing process that takes 3 months to complete. The problem is that something is blocking Atticus from traveling to anywhere in Europe except for Greece. This brings up a bigger problem because now that everyone knows that Atticus and Granuaile are alive Atticus has a big target on his back. They have to travel to several different places to complete the tattoos and even once they are complete their problems only get worse. There’s a lot of action and humor as always. Even a bit of romance. If you’ve gotten this far into the series you’ll trust me when I say this was most likely my favorite book so far. I’ll say no more because I don’t want to give anything away.

Favorite Quotes:

“In battle, as in charity, it is better to give than to receive.”

“Falling in love is like that: you always feel like a dumbass at some point, even if you know it’s coming- it’s unavoidable.”

“When in doubt blame the dark elves.”


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